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Chronic subphrenic abscess: the missed diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  321108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report of a case of chronic subphrenic abscess, with a brief review and recommendations for diagnosis and prevention, draws attention to this clinical entity as a potential cause of chronic ill health. The clinical presentation and laboratory findings in this case were unremarkable. It is clear that the condition can be easily missed and the patient may be exposed unnecessarily to prolonged illness and to inappropriate investigation and therapy.
G A Milne; I W Geere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1977 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-05-20     Completed Date:  1977-05-20     Revised Date:  2007-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-3, 165     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteroides fragilis / isolation & purification
Chronic Disease
Diagnostic Errors
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Subphrenic Abscess / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  radiography

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